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Game Design for Chromebooks B

School Year: 2022-2023
Subject: Other
Course ID: OT139903
College Concurrent: No
School District: Big Horn County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Wyoming Connections Academy
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): 9-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Connexus
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: Connections Academy
Credits: 0.50
Standards: Wyoming standards alignment available from the district upon request
Hathaway Success Course: No
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Aug 29, 2022 - May 26, 2023
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
In this course, we’ll go over more of the advanced techniques used to optimize, program, and write amazing games. It’s not enough to put together a playable prototype if the game concept and mechanics aren’t thought out. We’ll discuss the interactions between a game’s mechanics, dynamics, and aesthetics and how they’re viewed from the perspective of a player as well as from a developer. We’ll also consider the impacts of gaming on society from the perspective of business and finance, as well as from the perspective of a personal player. Finally, we’ll discuss how alignment, flow, themes, and emotion tie into creating complex and compelling games. Let’s get started!
Course Prerequisites:
Required Materials:
Google Docs Google Drawings, Google Sheets, PlayCanvas, TinkerCAD, WordPress
Course Accessibility:
Connections Education LLC dba Pearson Virtual Schools USA, its schools and affiliates use information technology as a means of providing equality of opportunity to the greatest number of people, including people with disabilities. Connections aims to create a culture of accessibility through education. Connections is committed to working with the schools it supports in developing accessible websites and other electronic information to the Technical Standards and principles set forth in Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Federal law requires all public schools to provide students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Students have 24-hour assistance in LMS and technical support.
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly